Public Safety Blotter Articles

Bomb Threat At Banksville Road Goodwill

Date: December 11, 2019
Incident Type: Bomb threat
Location: Zone 6

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a 911 call of a bomb threat on the 2800 block of Banksville Road around 11:15 a.m.

Responding officers from Zone 6 were made aware that the building had been evacuated by the business staff. As a precaution, officers closed Banksville road between Potomac and Wenzell avenues. 

Pittsburgh EMS, Pittsburgh Fire, the Bomb Squad and a K-9 unit were dispatched to the scene. The box in question was located by officers in the rear of the building.

The Bomb Squad determined the box was not a threat. The K-9 did not detect anything suspicious inside. Banksville Road was reopened to traffic around 12:45 p.m.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews